This is the Limewire website when you log onto with the hopes of downloading their software. The day of downloading software, movies and copyright material is slowly going to be a distant memory and a thing of the past. If your scared to go directly to Limewire website…click the image above to read the fine print….YUP! It just got real at the Limewire headquarters.
The Gnutella-based download client LimeWire has ceased all its operations after a U.S. federal judge granted a request from the RIAA. Limewire was ordered to disable all functionality in the current application to prevent users from sharing copyrighted material. The verdict is expected to have an unprecedented impact on the P2P file-sharing landscape.
LimeWire has been fighting the RIAA in court for years now, and this latest ruling effectively puts an end to LimeWire as you know it, or knew it.
District Judge Kimba Wood handed down a 17-page permanent injunction today, and an announcement on the Limewire site shutters the site and the client no longer functions.
Judge Wood found earlier this year that Limewire had knowingly participated in copyright infringement “on a massive scale” after the RIAA, along with several major record labels, brought suit against the company. And while the RIAA wanted the site shut down then, Limewire was given a reprieve to build a new copyright-friendly technology. Dozens of Great Alternatives To LimeWire according to torrentfreak.com